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Deputy Marshal - Magistrate Court - Position #785

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$14.51 Per Hour
  • Posted Date:03/03/2017

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POSITION SUMMARY
This position is responsible for serving papers filed with the Magistrate Court, setting up and securing the Courtroom and providing protection for the Magistrates, Courtroom Personnel, Plaintiffs, Attorneys, Witnesses, Defendants, as well as the general public while in the Courtroom.

The purpose of this position is to serve papers filed in the Magistrate Court in a timely and accurate manner. This work facilitates the processes of the Magistrate Court and promotes efficiency. Errors could slow down the judicial process. The duties pose a certain degree of risk by exposing the incumbent to possible hostile situations while serving civil or criminal papers filed within the Court.

Guidelines include the rules and procedures set forth in O.C.G.A. 15-10-100 thru 15-10-103; and the Uniform Magistrate Court Rules of Georgia.

Contacts are typically with co-workers, the general public, offenders and repeat offenders, law enforcement officers, Judges of various courts, and other county employees.

Work is performed riding in an automobile, standing, walking, sitting at a desk or table, occasional lifting objects weighing more than 25 pounds. Deputy Marshal, on occasion, is required to use force as is necessary to carry out his or her duties.

Must be 21 years of age prior to assuming duties and must have been a resident of Columbia County one year prior. Must attend 20 hours of in service training offered by the Police academy to maintain powers of arrest.
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Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or the equivalent. Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having a similar position for one or two years.

State of Georgia Post certification and a valid driver’s license are required.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
Serves all civil papers filed with the Court, including dispossessory warrants, writs of possession, rule nisis, garnishments, interrogatories and subpoenas.

Executes Writs of Possession (releasing property to owners and landlords in a peaceful manner).

Service of rule nisis for county ordinance violations.

Detains individuals ordered to be detained by the Judge.

Turns defendants over to the custody of the Sheriff, as directed.

Provides security for prisoners brought into the Courtroom.

Carries deposits of Court funds to the banks as needed.

Maintains records of all papers either civil or criminal that are assigned by the Court.

Qualifies under the guidelines set forth in O.C.G.A. 15-10-100 thru 15-10-103; and Uniform Magistrate
Court Rules of Georgia.

Deputy Marshals shall exercise the power of arrest only with a warrant or at the direction of and in the presence of a Magistrate or the Judge of another Court.

Serves all bad check citations filed with the Court.

Executes Fi Fas.

Performs all other related duties as assigned by the Chief Magistrate, Chief Marshal, and Chief Clerk of the Magistrate Court.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of the processes of the Magistrate Court and of the various forms filed through the Court.

Knowledge of the geographical layout of the county.

Knowledge of proper operating procedures for portable radios.

Skill in dealing with the public.

Skill in operating an automobile and upkeep of the vehicle.

Skill in basic mathematical calculations.

DESIRABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Must be 21 years of age prior to assuming duties and must have been a resident of Columbia County one year prior. Must attend 20 hours of in service training offered by the Police academy to maintain powers of arrest.
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Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or the equivalent. Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having a similar position for one or two years.

State of Georgia Post certification and a valid driver’s license are required.
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Email:   mbartles@columbiacountyga.gov
Fax:     (706) 868-3301













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